Lasers in dentistry allow for many dental procedures to be performed without drilling noise, minimal pain, faster recovery times and often fewer appointments. All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument. Use of our laser may be required to recontour the gum tissue (gingival curettage) around a tooth where decay spreads below the gum line. Treating lip and mouth ulcers with the laser results in a quicker healing time, usually only 24 hours.
To treat TMJ disorders, the cause must first be identified. Causes of TMJ pain included trauma, arthritis, and occlusal disharmony. Occlusal disharmony is the number one cause of most TMJ problems.
We have many years of experience in helping people with jaw joint pain. It has been our experience that developing proper harmony between the upper and lower teeth is essential to avoid such problems.
Scaling and Root Planing
A tooth that cannot be saved with restorative materials may need to be removed. Our office will refer you to a highly trained professional for the extraction.
Options for replacement of the tooth will be discussed including implants, a bridge, or removable denture.